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Paul Willis of Thornton hosted the Summer Solstice Picnic on the Prairie, a joint Niman Ranch and Practical Farmers of Iowa event at his farm and prairie on June 20. Paul is the founding hog farmer of Niman Ranch, a network of American farmers and ranchers seeking to raise livestock traditionally, humanely, and sustainable. Over […]

June 25, 2015 


Frederick Martens of Winterset, hosted a field day attended by 46 people at his farm in Madison County on Monday, June 15 focused on nitrate removal wetlands, pollinators, variable rate nitrogen applications/grid sampling, and cover crops. The field day began in a beautiful old barn, out of the rain on his neighbor’s land. Frederick kicked […]

June 19, 2015 


The national convention and trade show of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever took place in Des Moines from Feb. 20-22. On Saturday, Ryan Heiniger, North Regional Manager for Pheasants Forever, moderated a three-hour special session on “Water Quality, Agriculture, and Wildlife.” PFI members Bill Northey, Dick Sloan, and Seth Watkins all spoke about farm conservation practices to improve […]

February 26, 2015 


This is a guest post by ISU students Caroline Oliveira, Gabrielle Roesch and Maria Van Der Maaten, summarizing research they conducted in fall 2012 for a class through the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Biodiversity is absolutely essential for a healthy ecosystem and some would argue it is vital for long-term […]

June 5, 2013 


Grazing and Browsing to Increase BiodiversityFor Release: July 21, 2009 Download PDF (264 KB) View Fullscreen

July 21, 2009 


Grazing to Increase Biodiversity Field Day CancelledFor Release: July 28, 2008 Download PDF (237 KB) View Fullscreen

July 28, 2008